Save our NHS day press releases

You can copy and paste the template press releases below into an email to local journalists to tell them about your local ‘Save our NHS’ event. Remember to change the red text in square brackets to the details of your local event!

You should find contact details for your local papers here. Or if that doesn’t work,  Google “the name of your local paper + news desk” and you should see the contact details for the editor.

When you need to see how many people have signed your local ‘Save our NHS’ petition, click here.

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TEMPLATE PRESS RELEASE TO SEND AFTER THE NHS DAY OF ACTION

Remember to include any clear pictures you took on the day in your email!

Contact: [your name, your phone number and your email address]
For immediate release

Locals turn out for ‘Save our NHS’ day

[Area] residents took to the streets on Saturday for a day of action to save the NHS.
[A rough number of how many people were there on the day] in [area] met in [location(s) of the day of action] to gather support for their campaign.

The day of action, coordinated by campaign group 38 Degrees, was held across England with more than 10,000 people taking part.

Locals encouraged local residents to sign the ‘Save our NHS’ petition to all candidates standing to be an MP in [constituency name]
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[X,000] people in the area have already signed the petition, and local campaigners estimate that [X] more signatures were added on Saturday.

The petition asks each MP candidate to commit to protecting the NHS from privatisation, make sure it has the funding it needs, and keep the NHS out of the TTIP trade deal with the US.

[name] , a 38 Degrees member from [area] , said “[This quote is the place for you to write about why you went on the day of action. Here’s an example: “The NHS is there in our hour of need, no matter who you are. That’s why I went out on Saturday to spread the word about our campaign and collect signatures on our local petition. We’re showing our local candidates that if they want us to take them seriously, they need to prioritise the NHS.]

David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees said: “The fact that so many people took to the streets on such a bitter winter day proves how much we all care about the NHS.

“The NHS is the best healthcare system in the world, and it belongs to all of us. But too many politicians have ignored the doctors and nurses on the frontline. They’ve turned their back on the principle of an NHS owned by all of us that works to save lives, not make money.

“Candidates should take these petitions very seriously. If they want to represent local people in Parliament, that starts with listening to the issues they care about – like the NHS.”

The local petition to save the NHS is at: www.38degrees.org.uk/nhs

Notes to editors

38 Degrees is one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with over 3 million members. 38 Degrees brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK.

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TEMPLATE PRESS RELEASE TO SEND BEFORE THE NHS DAY OF ACTION

Contact: [your name, your phone number and your email address]
For immediate release

Locals to take to the streets in [area] for ‘Save our NHS’ day

Local people in [area] will be taking to the streets on Saturday 28th February for a day of action to save the NHS.

The day of action, coordinated by campaign group 38 Degrees, will be held at [write in the location and time of your meet-ups here] and is open to all.

They will join more than 9,000 other members of 38 Degrees protesting on the same day across the UK.

[x,000] people in the area have already signed a petition to all of the candidates standing to be an MP in [constituency name] in May’s general election. The petition asks each candidate to commit to protect the NHS from privatisation, make sure it has the funding it needs, and keep the NHS out of the TTIP trade deal with the US.

[name], a 38 Degrees member from [area], said “[This quote is the place for you to write why you care about the NHS and why you want to challenge your local MP candidates by taking part in the day of action. Here’s an example: “We all need the NHS at our best and worst moments in life. That’s why I’ll be going out this Saturday to spread the word about our campaign and collect signatures on our local petition. Wolverhampton’s day of action will show our MP candidates that if they want to sell off or run down our NHS, they’ll have a fight on their hands.”]

David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees said: “This day of action should send a clear message to politicians: you’re being watched by millions of us fighting to protect our NHS.

“The NHS is the best healthcare system in the world, and it belongs to all of us. But too many politicians have ignored the doctors and nurses on the frontline. They’ve turned their back on the principle of an NHS owned by all of us and working to save lives, rather than to make money.

“People in [area] will be standing with thousands of people across the country to say that we love our NHS too much to let it be sold off to the highest bidder.”

The local petition to save the NHS is at: www.38degrees.org.uk/nhs

Notes to editors

38 Degrees is one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with over 3 million members. 38 Degrees brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK.